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Basket Making Course for Beginners and Improvers

February 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

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£120.00

This baskets course is aimed at beginners and improvers.

Transform sweet smelling willow into a beautiful and useful basket; no experience needed. Using tried and tested techniques and a variety of willow basketry weaves, you’ll go home with a round-base basket and the techniques to be able to make more.

The willow (“wicker”) we use during our courses has either been organically grown by us on site here at Bore Place, or has been brought up from the withybeds in Somerset and Devon. None of it has been imported from abroad. You will need simple tools to make baskets – bodkin, knife, rapping iron, some secateurs. These will all be provided during the course. We also recommend a basketry book – Willow Work by Mary Butcher. You will have the opportunity to buy a book at the end of the course. In addition, you will also have the option to purchase extra willow to take home for further basketry projects.

As well as learning about basketry, you will also be able to talk to John about willow husbandry. This includes how to grow, maintain and harvest a crop for use at home. You may also be interested in our courses on Willow Garden Structures (essentially “wigwams” or “pyramids” for growing and supporting climbing plants such as sweet peas), and our information on Living Willow Structures for gardens and schools.

Details

Start:
February 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am
End:
February 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
£120.00
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://underwoodsman.co.uk/baskets-course/

Organiser

John Waller, Underwoodsman
Phone:
07788 748618
Email:
info@underwoodsman.co.uk
Website:
www.underwoodsman.co.uk

Venue

Bore Place
Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone
Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR United Kingdom
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Phone:
07788 748618
Website:
www.underwoodsman.co.uk

Details

Start:
February 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am
End:
February 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
£120.00
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://underwoodsman.co.uk/baskets-course/

Organiser

John Waller, Underwoodsman
Phone:
07788 748618
Email:
info@underwoodsman.co.uk
Website:
www.underwoodsman.co.uk

Venue

Bore Place
Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone
Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
07788 748618
Website:
www.underwoodsman.co.uk